Defense Verdict–United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Lefcofrides v. Bally’s Park Place
Christopher C. Mauro recently secured a defense verdict in Federal Court, Eastern District of New York. In Lefcofrides v. Bally’s Park Place, LLC. the plaintiff argued that she was caused to trip and fall due to ripples in the carpeting on the sixth floor atrium of the casino. Christopher countered by arguing there were no ripples in the carpeting and the plaintiff was caused to fall due to the fact that she had a prior left knee replacement and was experiencing significant pain in her right knee prior to the accident. Christopher also produced witnesses indicating that no repair work had been done to the carpeting before or after the accident. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff had to undergo a right knee replacement. After lengthy deliberations, the eight member jury returned a unanimous verdict.